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The format of this edited volume offers each of the three communities (natural history museums, botanical gardens, zoological gardens) the opportunity to present their cutting-edge research and communications outreach activities.
Oaks are critical to the health and function of forest and shrubland habitats in the United States, but many native oaks are threatened with extinction in the wild.
In a pollen supplementation experiment, fruit or seed production by flowers exposed to natural pollination is compared to that following hand pollination either by pollen supplementation (i.e.
For many species and seed sources used in restoration activities, specific seed germination
requirements are often unknown. Because seed dormancy and germination traits can be
October 17 Morning Sessions at University of British Columbia:
Collaboration of the authors over the past ten years has resulted in the acquisition and preservation of one of the most comprehensive ex situ woody plant seed collections represented in the U.S.
The National Tropical Botanical Garden has been collecting rare plant data in Hawai`i for over 40 years. When this information is paired with GIS technology, predictive indices can be created.
The Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management developed by the Plant Co
A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.
Although only a minority of plant species have a specific human use, many more play important roles in natural ecosystems and the services they provide, and rare species are more likely to have unusual traits that could be useful in the future.